Here’s Why We Miss Disney Cruises
Dear Disney Cruise Line,
We miss you oh so much!
The recent cancellation announcement for sailings through July 31st, 2021 left us feeling even more heartbroken than we already were.
(I’m not crying. You are.)
As we await the day when cruises can resume safely, we can at least dream about all of the magic onboard a Disney Cruise.
Disney Cruise Line is renown for their first-class entertainment. These feature Broadway-style shows, deck parties, fireworks at sea, first-run movie screenings, kids clubs, nightclubs, karaoke, and live music throughout the ship.
We love food! And Disney Cruise Line does not disappoint.
One of the best parts of sailing with Disney Cruise Line is that all food is included in the price. That means you can literally eat around the clock without dropping a penny more!
These include quick-service dining options like Cabanas, 24-hour room service, all-you-care-to-enjoy soft-serve ice cream (and we care-to-enjoy a lot!), late-night snacks in the adult nightclubs and lounges, kids club dining, rotational dining meals, and complimentary soda, tea, and coffee.
We should note that Disney Cruise Line’s ships do offer paid dining experiences, including Palo and Remy, which are adult-only signature restaurants. These can be reserved during the online check-in process.
Coming soon to the Disney Wish is Palo Steakhouse and Enchanté, which is rumored to be the most luxurious dining experience to arrive on a Disney Cruise Ship!
We volunteer to take one for the team and try out this latest experience just to be sure the rumors are true…
We absolutely love the functionality and imagination of Disney Cruise Line’s staterooms.
Regardless of the stateroom category, Disney Cruise Line offers creative storage solutions, including space under the bed for your suitcases.
But the thing we love the most about is that most staterooms feature Disney’s unique split bathroom. This includes one bathroom with a shower/tub combo and a sink as well as a second bathroom with a toilet and another sink.
This makes getting ready for all of the onboard fun much easier and less stressful!
Water-lovers, rejoice! Disney Cruises have plentiful pools and water zones onboard. These include:
- AquaDuck, a water coaster on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy for guests 42″ and taller.
- AquaDunk, a water slide on the Disney Magic for guests 48″ and taller.
- AquaMouse, a NEW water coaster coming to the Disney Wish for guests 42″ and taller.
- AquaLab, a water zone on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic for guests ages 3 and older.
- Splash Zones for guests 3 and younger.
And if you haven’t heard yet, the Disney Wish will feature SIX POOLS, which is more than any other Disney Cruise Line ship!
The Kids Clubs
All of Disney’s Cruise ships feature clubs just for kids! These clubs include Disney’s Oceaneer Club & Disney’s Oceaneer Lab, which are open to guests ages 3-12 and supervised by Disney’s youth club counselors.
And, parents, did you know that your kids can take part in Disney Cruise Line’s Dine and Play program? This is offered to guests scheduled for dinnertime during the second seating.
Servers will bring out food for children first, and Youth Counselors will arrive soon thereafter to escort children to the Oceaneer Club & Lab for some after dinner fun!
This means that parents can enjoy some peace, quiet, and warm food without distraction. How magical is that?
Are you traveling with older kids? They can get in on the fun, too, as they have special locations just for them! Edge and Vibe are exclusive hangout for guests ages 11-14 and 14-17 respectively.
Finally, ‘It’s a Small World’ nursery is available for a fee for the littlest cruisers ages 6 months through 2 years old.
The Themed Nights
Disney Cruises include fun themed nights, including Pirate Night, which is ARGHuably a fan-favorite.
Select Disney Cruises feature other themes like Star Wars Day at Sea, Marvel Day at Sea, Halloween on the High Seas, and Very Merrytime Cruises.
The Private Island
This might be our FAVORITE part of select Disney Cruises. Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, is often a stop on Bahamian and Caribbean Cruises.
There is so much to see and do there, including a family beach area, port adventures, an adults-only oasis, Serenity Bay, a teen area, Teen Hideout, character greetings, and even the Castaway Cay 5K!
Food and soft drinks on the island at the Cookie’s locations are also included in the cost of your voyage fare.
All of this Disney Cruise magic results in so many special family memories.
We cannot wait until Disney Cruise Line’s fleet sets sail once again. It’s going to be one hull of a celebration for Disney Cruise fans!